Abandoned Japanese House

Posted by on Jul 26, 2014 in places, Taiwan | No Comments
Abandoned Japanese House

location: Pingtung City, Taiwan date: January 2014 I know little about the history of this house but find it fascinating. Although Japanese architecture is common in Pingtung City, this particular house is unusual. Single family Japanese houses are typically constructed of brick and cypress wood with pitched roofs covered in black tiles. Sadly, many of […]

Looking for Yesterday

Posted by on Jul 26, 2014 in essays, Taiwan | 3 Comments
Looking for Yesterday

This essay is loosely based on the Japanese expression wabi-sabi; the acceptance that nothing is finished, nothing is perfect, and nothing lasts forever. A philosophy derived from the Buddhist teaching of the three marks of existence. We hold our memories, possessions and loved ones tight while times trick plays out. The Phil Ochs song “Changes” […]